Crochet Padded Rim Cat Nap Bed
We love our cats and have the ability to crochet them their own special beds. This Crochet Cat Bed took me about 4 hours to make from start to finish.
We’ve rescued our two cats from the SPCA. A worthy organization and these two, who are unrelated, we took together.
Padded Rim Cat Nap Bed
Easy. Designed by Michael Sellick. Binky Boo is in the bed. See free downloadable for more pictures of how to put the bed together. The bed is 18″ diameter and 4″ tall.
2 Balls – Bernat Home Bundle. Teal Deal.
Polyfil is required.
Hook: 10 mm / N Hook
- Approx = Approximate(ly)
- Beg = Begin(ning)
- Ch = Chain(s)
- Dc = Double crochet
- Rep = Repeat
- RS = Right Side
- Rnd(s) = Round(s)
- Sc = Single crochet
- Sl st = Slip stitch
- Sp(s) = Space(s)
- St(s) = Stitch(es)
Bottom & Sides
Rnd 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Sl st to top of beg ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 3. Dc in same st as join. 2 dc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch3.
Rnd 3: Ch 3. Dc in same st as join. Dc in next st. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st. Repeat * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 4: Ch 3. Dc in same st as join. Dc in next 2 sts. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts. Repeat * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 5: Ch 3. Dc in same st as join. Dc in next 3 sts. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts. Repeat * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 6: Ch 3. Dc in same st as join. Dc in next 4 sts. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 4 sts. Repeat * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 7: Ch 3. Dc in same st as join. Dc in next 5 sts. *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts. Repeat * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, 1 sc in each back loop around. Do not sl st at the end of round.
Working in continuous rounds without slip stitching. You will work up the side of the basket.
Rnd 9: Beg hdc in each st continually until sides reach 9” tall from the rnd 8 back loop sc round. When 9” tall, sc in next 3 sts, sl st in next 2 sts. Fasten off.
Inside Bottom Pad
Repeat rnds 1 – 7 from bottom to sides section. Fasten off.
Place Bottom & Side Piece on the table. Lightly stuff the middle bottom section. Place the inside bottom pad, right side up, into the middle and sew the middle bottom into position. Do not overstuff the base as it will create a mountain hill in the center of the basket.
Next, equally spread the fluff in the bottom sealed section. Then sew the middle section down to the middle of the one middle to the other.
With the side, fold down the side by adding lots of polyfil stuffing for more firmness to fill it in on the inside of the basket. Sew the top edge of the side to the bottom.
We have 1 improvised cat bed that was the Stitch Along for Joann in Fall 2018. We rolled down the edges of the basket and these two switch places. One sleeps outside the box, the other sleeps in the basket. Out of fairness, I made a second basket.
The Split Single Crochet Basket is the original one. They seem to love it. One thing I noticed is that they like to put their heads on the rim of the basket. The folding down of the edge doesn’t give the padding they probably prefer.
So I went to the drawing board to figure out what my cats need. So I created a fluffy bottom and folded down the edge over polyfil to give the rim a stable feel.
We noticed, the cats like to place their paws into the crack space as they sleep.
The idea is simple, it keeps them off the floor as they nap. They prefer to sleep in their own baskets than our furniture. That’s a win-win for us.
Tutorial has extra advice to skip one of the elements of the sewing.
Comments on “Crochet Padded Rim Cat Nap Bed Pattern + Tutorial”
Love this padded cat basket and have started to make one for my daughter’s rescued cat. I’m making with 2 strands of worsted weight yarn, and like Stella (above) asked, I need to know how large the 2 circles should be please?
You will have to leave that with me. I haven’t done it that yarn to have an answer for you. When there is more time, I will have recrochet it with the yarn you are suggesting to have an answer. I’m sorry.
Thank you for looking into this for us. I thought you would just need to measure the diameter of your cat’s bed first 7 rows and let me know without having to crochet it.
Mine is so far:
7 rows done with 2 worsted on size 9mm (sorry that’s the largest hook I had) is 12″ wide and
8 rows makes a circle 14″ wide.
Merci again 🙂
Thanks for sharing this nice pattern. I modified it so I wouldn’t have to sew it. I made the insert 1st then the bottom and marked my 1st dc on row 7 on both pieces. Then I did a slip stitch in both loops of the insert and the front loop on bottom, starting with markers or 1st st. Stuffed it, finished joining and continued with row 8. For the sides, I folded them over and slip stitched into back loop of slip stitch above and front loop of last row. I stuffed it as I went along, every 5-10 stitches.
I enjoyed making this cat bed. I just finished. I have 3 cats and nobody has tried it yet. Starting another. My cats are huge so I’m going to try making the next a little wider.
Could I use craft cord to make this cat bed
like the paracord for making bracelets? I don’t know how well that would work, it’s not as pliable as yarn so I don’t know hot overly tight you’d be able to get the stitches.
It’s almost like the line you would use for a clothes line
Personally I’m not sure that it would work that well, but you won’t know without trying, I’d love to know how you make out if you decide to thought.
Mikey, I absolutely adore this cozy cat bed! It looks heavenly to me. The padding on the side with their sweet little faces resting on it – awww – that has to make the heart melt, right?!?
Thank you, also, for adopting your furbabies from the SPCA. There are so many loving shelter kitties who are desperate for love. Adopting or rescuing is one of the most kind things you could do. I appreciate your heart for these cats more than you know!
I hope you don’t mind, but in my latest blog post, I featured your post as a great cat craft for adults. You’ve done an amazing job! ? https://catcaresolutions.com/cat-crafts-for-adults/
Hi Mikey! I am VERY confused with the assembly part of this!! So in the description there seems to be three steps to the assembly. You mention :
“Next, equally spread the fluff in the bottom sealed section. Then sew the middle section down to the middle of the one middle to the other.”
What does this mean? Where is the “sealed” section? I’ve watched the video but it is completely different than these instructions.
Please help! I have the sections crocheted but just can’t figure out how to put it together!! Thank you! My foster kitty is looking for a comfy place to sleep!!
Hi, I’m giving this a try with multiple strands of yarn instead of chunky yarn. Since my size is probably off due to this, can you tell me what size the two base rounds should be for the bed shown?
Those cats have won the lottery at your place. I have 3 Siberians and they would love those beds
Love this bed….Im going to make 2 for cats at my assisted living. I had a mastectomy 14 Nov. There are 2 cats here. Sassy, a very spoiled wonderful gray tabby and Fluffy, a very guarded cat Im trying to make friends with. Great project for me….Thx
Wow! Any cat would love such a cozy and warm basket. The rim makes a soft cushion for the head. It offers some protection, too. Cats usually like round baskets and bowls to sleep in. Most crocheted cat baskets have floppy rims. If I had a cat I’d make one of those baskets immediately.
Hi! I want to know if the patterns are written in both US and U.K. terminology?
all in North American terms which you are calling US Terms. I have just 1 pattern in UK terms which is a heart filet scarf. It’s all North American terms unless stated otherwise.
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